Friday, August 16, 2019

"Come, Let Us..." - Devotion on Genesis 11

Scripture: Genesis 11:4, 6-7
Then they said, “Come, let us build ourselves a city, with a tower that reaches to the heavens…The Lord said, “…Come, let us go down and confuse their language so they will not understand each other.”

Notice the contrast between the people living in the plain of Shinar and the Lord. The people want to build up. God wants to come down.

The people want to build a tower that reaches to the heavens. They want to get there on their own power. God leaves Heaven to stop them.


Because we can’t climb to God’s level on our own, and it’s for our own good that God show us that. It took God coming down in the form of Jesus Christ to forgive us for our sins and provide the way that we can ascend to Him. Any other plan we have to better ourselves and raise ourselves up is destined to fail. Our merely human efforts are like a tower ready to crash down, a stairway to Heaven that falls eternally short.

In what areas are you trying to better yourself, or better your life circumstances, without the Lord’s help? Abandon your plans and ask Him to come down to you and show you how He wants to raise you up.

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